Originally Posted by UNO Mustang
I need to know if the 429 intercepter has a defferent crank? it is a 1970 429 dove-a block and heads two bolt main that the junkyard told me was out of a state police car. The crank has a chip in it that is of good size so i need to replace it.
The 429 was not used for Police Service until 1971. In 1970, all Police Service vehicles used FE engines 428FE, etc. Your engine is not a 429 Police Interceptor. 429 Police interceptor heads came with D0OE-R heads (1971) and D20E-AB heads (1972, 1973). It is a 1970 429 Thunderjet engine and is a very nice one at that. It was available in 1970 Ford Thunderbirds.
The 429 crankshaft that came in all passenger vehicles for the entire 429 production run (1968-1973) will fit any block from 1968-1978, meaning that it will fit a C8VE block, C9VE block, D0VE-A block, and D1VE blocks. The 429 crank will not fit a D9TE-AB block without some modifications to the block.
Please post a picure of the "chip' in your crankshaft; it may be possible that the crank is still perfectly usable. If not, then depending where you are located we have 429 cranks available.